The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1965 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

Edmonton Eskimos 1965 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1965 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 3 0 0 6 58 28 W3 3-0-0
Regular Season 16 5 11 0 10 257 400 L3 2-4-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 125 172 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 132 228 L3 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 3 9 0 6 211 312 L3 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 46 88 W1 2-2-0

Full 1965 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1965 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.594 2-4-0 (6) 1-5-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.446 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.406
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.750
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.531
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.688
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.357
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.214

Coaches

Head Coach

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1965 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Total: 135,270
  • High: 21,955
  • Avg: 16,908 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1964 Avg: +2,776
  • Low: 14,000
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 81.82
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,396

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Team Scoring

19651964 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.06 1.44 -
Average Winning Score 20.00 0.75 +
Average Losing Score 14.27 2.19 +
Average Home Score 15.63 0.88 +
Average Visitor Score 16.50 3.50 +
Average Margin of Victory 3.40 7.35 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.55 8.70 -

Stadium

  • 1965 home stadium: Clarke Stadium
  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1954 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 354378 464793 172340 271946 125 (15.6)132 (16.5)257 (16.1)
Opponent 6845113 265581 264874 5280132 228 (28.5)172 (21.5)400 (25.0)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (3-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 2nd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (4-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 8 (1-7-0)
After 3rd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (2-9-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (0-11-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1965 Player Awards and Nominations

1965 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tommy Joe Coffey (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — E.A. Sims, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ron Forwick (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1965 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–3 (12) Gerry Sternberg (HB) Toronto
3–3 (21) Paul St. George (FB) Loyola
4–3 (30) Jim Greenwood (T) Queen's
5–3 (39) Bill Heinbacker (LB) Waterloo Lutheran
6–3 (47) Charles McLaughlin (OL) British Columbia (UBC)
7–3 Pass
8–3 Pass

Edmonton Eskimos 1965 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
E Tommy Joe Coffey
3 All-Division Selections
HB Jim “Long Gone” Thomas (Tie)
E Tommy Joe Coffey*
DE E.A. Sims, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Fri. July 9
CGY 3 @ EDM 18 W 10,000
6
Thu. July 15
EDM 17 @ TOR 7 W 21,500
B 10
Fri. July 23
10:00 PM
OTT 18 @ EDM 23 W 13,000
1 16
Fri. July 30
WPG 21 @ EDM 14 L 16,123
2 21
Sat. Aug. 7
EDM 13 @ BC 38 L 32,055
3 25
Fri. Aug. 13
SSK 34 @ EDM 15 L 14,297
4 28
Wed. Aug. 18
EDM 15 @ CGY 16 L 16,000
5 32
Mon. Aug. 23
CGY 20 @ EDM 4 L 17,739
6 37
Tue. Aug. 31
TOR 21 @ EDM 23 W 16,745
7 43
Mon. Sept. 6
EDM 24 @ SSK 22 W 17,501
8 46
Sat. Sept. 11
WPG 25 @ EDM 30 W 21,955
10 53
Mon. Sept. 20
MTL 24 @ EDM 13 L 16,000
56
Sat. Sept. 25
1:00 PM
EDM 1 @ OTT 40 L 15,360
11 59
Tue. Sept. 28
EDM 9 @ HAM 3 W 18,575
60
Sat. Oct. 2
EDM 27 @ BC 41 L 31,402
12 66
Sat. Oct. 9
BC 12 @ EDM 14 W 18,411
13 70
Sat. Oct. 16
EDM 19 @ CGY 28 L 21,476
14 76
Sat. Oct. 23
EDM 24 @ WPG 40 L 16,104
15 80
Sat. Oct. 30
SSK 15 @ EDM 12 L 14,000